For several decades now, there are documented case studies and studies that have reported on the effectiveness of chiropractic care for children with many kinds of neurological conditions (including learning disorders, hyperactivity, dyslexia, inability to concentrate & behavior problems). Many that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals underline the effectiveness with improving brain function. So how could an adjustment possibly help? Present research indicates that one mechanism is that chiropractic adjustments improve blood flow to the brain (this is called cerebral profusion). Additionally, chiropractic adjustments appear to balance nerve reflexes in the spinal cord. By releasing stress on the brain, spinal cord and related nerves and structures, all children and adults can benefit from chiropractic care, especially those suffering from neurological dysfunction. Addition to manual chiropractic care, I utilize Craniosacral Therapy to enhance the circulation of CSF (the fluid that surrounds your brain and spinal cord, enabling them to float, and helps remove wastes and toxins from this very delicate tissue). A well-balanced and stress free nervous system is needed by every child. Here is a brief summary of one of my favorite studies: 9 ADHD patients were evaluated with the Test of Variables of Attention (T.O.V.A.) before care. All patients had abnormal ADHD scores. After two months of care, all patients had a significant change in ADHD score with 88% completely normalized.
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